Jessica Mittler

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Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Contact Information

601L Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


Ph.D., 2008, Health Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Science
B.S., 1994, Urban and Regional Studies, Cornell University
M.P.P., 1997, Public Policy, University of Michigan
M.S., 1997, Health Services Administration, University of Michigan

Teaching Interests

Quality of care, managed care, health care organizations and financing, quality of care, and program and policy evaluation

Research Interests

Quality improvement, patient experiences with care, access to care, market dynamics, and organization and individual behavior.

Selected Publications

Alexander JA, Hearld L, Mittler JN. Racial Differences in Patient-Physician Role Relationships and Patient Activation. Medical Care Research and Review, published online July 15, 2014, DOI:10.117/1077558714541967

Mittler JN, Martsolf GR, Telenko SJ, Scanlon DP. Making Sense of “Consumer Engagement” Initiatives to Improve Health and Health Care: A Conceptual Framework to Guide Policy and Practice. The Milbank Quarterly. 2013; 91(1): 37-77.

Mittler JN, O’Hora JL*, Harvey JB*, Press MJ, Volpp KG, Scanlon DP. Turning Health Reform’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Policies into Results: Early Insights from the Field. Population Health Management. 2013; 16(4): 255-260

Hearld L, Alexander JA, Mittler JN. Fostering Change within Organizational Participants of Multi-Sectoral Health Care Alliances. Health Care Management Review. 2012; 37(3): 267-279.

Mittler JN, Landon BE, Fisher ES, Cleary PD, Zaslavsky AM. Market Variations Intensity of Medicare Service Use and Beneficiary Experiences with Care. Health Services Research. 2010; 45(3): 647-669

Curriculum Vitae

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Strategic Themes

  • Health Care Systems